Food Services

Good nutrition and academic success go hand in hand!

Our Food Services Department consists of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students' health, well-being, and ability to learn. We support academic success by providing healthy meal choices while promoting lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Important Food Services News

Important Food Services News for 2023

The free meals for all students will end at the winter break on December 23, 2022. Traditional pay-for-meals begins on January 3, 2023. 

Our 2022–2023 school year meal pricing is as follows:

  • East Haddam Elementary: Breakfast - $1.75, Lunch - $3.25
  • Nathan Hale-Ray Middle: Breakfast - $1.75, Lunch - $3.50
  • Nathan Hale-Ray High: Breakfast - $1.75, Lunch - $3.75
  • Reduce Meals (all schools): Breakfast - $0.30, Lunch - $0.40
  • Milk (all schools): Breakfast - $0.50, Lunch - $0.50

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We encourage anyone who believes they qualify for free or reduced meals to complete the application as soon as possible. Information regarding free and reduced meals is available on our Food Services page.

Nutritional Excellence

All of our school campuses participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low cost or free meals to qualifying students. The food and beverages we sell or serve on our campuses meet the state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We encourage families to apply for meal benefits by completing a Free and Reduced Meal Application

School breakfast ensures our students start the school day well-nourished and ready to learn. For a reasonable price, your child receives whole grains, fruit, and protein—all the ingredients needed to fuel their brain for optimal learning.

Free and Reduced Lunch

We participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program. If you believe you qualify for benefits, please complete the application below. Participants may qualify at any time during the school year.